Run, Melos! and Other Stories

Osamu Dazai Ralph F. McCarthy

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  • Title: Run, Melos! and Other Stories
  • Author: Osamu Dazai Ralph F. McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9784061860360
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • CD BOOK CD BOOK CD BOOK 1909 1939 1948

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    1. Sean O'Hara on said:

      Mizuki Nomura was right -- Osamu Dazai is far funnier than people give him credit for. This is a guy who attempted suicide five times -- three of them double suicides, two of which left his partner dead and one of which left him dead -- and whose most famous book is about a guy who spends two hundred pages talking about his existential angst before committing suicide, so it's understandable that people tend to think of him as a Gloomy Gus. But as Nomura points out in her novel Book Girl and the [...]

    2. Andrew on said:

      Ignore the title story-- a somewhat cute bit of hero worship (Dazai worshipping Schiller worshipping Greeks)-- and lap up how glorious everything else is. Osamu Dazai doesn't get read much outside his native Japan, it seems, which is damn foolish. These are some high-water marks of Japanese short fiction, especially "Schoolgirl," which (somehow) got published as a separate book despite its 40-page length. If you can track a volume of this edition down, which isn't the easiest task outside Japan, [...]

    3. Yuki-o on said:

      1. IBC Publishing/level12. 90min3. lowest human being, furious, kill, bride, hit, doubt 4a.Strong, honest Melos turned red in the face.4b. He turned red, even though he is a hero who protected a country and the citizen. I thought he was just human like us.5. I learned important thing from this book. Personal trust has good and bad aspects. This means that trust can happen happy thing or happen serious problem.

    4. Xitsuka on said:

      これ、日本語の原作を読んだ。初めて読んた日本語作です。これは同じく太宰治が好きの友からのおすすめ:『時間ができたら必ずこの本を読んてね!ポジチブ過ぎて太宰らしくない。』けれど私の印象は、ポジチブすぎて太宰らしいすぎる。太宰さんの繊細さはどこまで隠しきれないものだな。本当、作者の真実は内容ではなくスタイルにあるという事は、良くわから [...]

    5. Taka on said:

      Uneven--J-Lit Being #10: Run, Melos! and Other StoriesOut of the nine stories from Dazai's middle period included in this collection, the famous title story and "An Urgent Appeal" (a revisionist story a la Borges about Judas' love-hate relationship with Christ) are really worth reading.The rest are just meh.Most of his stories are autobiographical. "Eight Views of Tokyo" is pretty much an early draft of his No Longer Human and the last two stories are accounts of Dazai going home, and though int [...]

    6. Nina on said:

      I actually read a little bit of 走れメロス before, but I didn't finish it. I learned that it is very famous in Japan when I was watching Japanese TV shows after that, so I want to finish reading it. To me it is like a fable or fairy tale because it told a story about believing that might be too beautiful to be true. I don't think anyone can believe in someone else so firmly like メロス and his friend, but this is exactly the reason why all of us (not only people who study Japanese) shoul [...]

    7. Gertrude & Victoria on said:

      Run, Melos! and other stories by Dazai Osamu is a wonderful collection of short stories. This book is published in Japan and may be difficult, if not impossible, to get in other countries. The title story Run, Melos! is adopted from Friedrich Schiller's story of Damon and Pythias, which was originally taken from Greek myth.It is a story of lasting friendship between Melos and Selinuntius. Melos has to save his friend from a tyrant king by returning to his native land before three days, so that S [...]

    8. Iori Kawasaki on said:

      This book report is for Sohie's class(Tue,1 period)Title: Run, Melos, Run.Publisher: IBC PublishReading Time: 60minSeven words Summary: capture, execution, promise, trust, run, return, reconciliationDiscussion Question 1: If you were require to act as a substitute, can you do it?My answer: It is very difficult question for me, but maybe I can. if someone who is my friend were in trouble, i wanna be a help for him.Discussion Question 2: If someone do something tyrannically, can you stop him from [...]

    9. Fredriksson Aaron on said:

      Some of theese stories are so queer, that you would think it was a dream he had written down. The one i came for & the one i stayed for, was "Run Melos Run".Ah— an alike story like the old greek original, but made into a childrens tale of trust and gladness. It is one of my most favourite books and will always be, so i suggest you take your time, to get into Osamu's mind of wonders and thoughts. For as all of them, were next told by his wife, wich were to hear all of theese every night bef [...]

    10. Shouta Takao on said:

      1 hour 20 minutsSeven Words:Melos, friend, trust, run, sister, wedding, arrivedQuestionsQ:If you became hostage for your friend, can you trust your friend's return untill just before your excution ?A:Of course, I can trust my best friends, but if I faced my excution, perhaps I doubt my friends for an instant.Q:Do you have a friend who you can trust him(her) and become hostage for him(her)?A:Yes. I can trust and become hostage for my junior high school friends. I think that they are my best frien [...]

    11. Emiko Miyasato on said:

      I took about 65 minites to read this book.SummaryMelos, weding, frind, wait, go, back, happyDiscussion Questions1 In this story, Melos visites to the city. Which do you like living in the city or country side? I like living is the country side, becaouse there is very quiet. We can live comfatable.2 In this story, the sister of Mello married. When do you want to marryI want to marry in the age about 28, becouse I want to enjoy the work too!

    12. Koki Komura on said:

      Pubblisher Ladder seriesTime 60minDiscussion questionDo you have the best friend?I have the best friend who is from same high school and now same university.Have you ever betray promise with your friend?Maybe I sometimes did.Most case, I have been late.This story is really famous in Japan.I was impressed Meros's mind and character!

    13. Takaya on said:

      November 267 words summaryrun,tyrant,spirit,give up,lifeblood,reform,happyDiscussion question1,What is lifeblood for you?-I think my lifeblood is sleeping. Even if I am very tired, I can get well because of the sleeping.2,What is your biggest adversity?-I fall Shiga university. It is my adversity

    14. Cris N. on said:

      I only read the short story called "Run, Melos!", as I couldn't get my hands on this actual book. It is basically Dazai's retelling of the Greek legend of Damon and Pythias. Based on the style, it's something I'd recommend to middle or high students learning about ancient Greece.

    15. Keita Hayakawa on said:

      5.20 54 minMelos RunHushKingChangeMindHelpedI think this story is about friendship. Melos run hush to help friend. Have you ever helped friend or other people?In my case, I helped child drawing in the river.This is real story!

    16. Arindam Bandyopadhyay on said:

      Read only the cover story 'Run, Melos!'.Amazing, truly amazing.

    17. Atanas Keranov on said:

      Is it more painful to wait? Or to keep someone waiting? In any case, there was no need to wait anymore. That was the most painful thing.

    18. Sahar Hassine on said:

      compared to the type of books i want to read, this one is rather warm, but i loved it anyway :D

    19. Olive on said:

      我读的重庆出版社翻译的。严重影响阅读体验。喜欢太宰,下次看英文版的。

    20. Łiğhť Ťâhâ on said:

      علي رغم إني لم أحصل علي شرف قراءة الرواية و لكني شاهدت العمل الذي كان مبنيا علي اساس الرواية لقد عرفت القصة و نالت اعجابي بشكل كبير و شاهدتها في أنمي " لم يعد بشريا " كان بحق رائع للغاية

    21. Serdar on said:

      Great little collection of some key entries in Dazai's oeuvre. Not easy to find, unfortunately

    22. Rachael on said:

      It would seem I have fallen into a black hole that is Dazai’s works and I never want to crawl back out – I’m quite content here, thanks. I love his writing. Absolutely adore it. There is this beautiful lyrical quality to Dazai’s writing that just draws you in and never lets you go. I loved each of the stories in this volume, all for different reasons. While all of Dazai’s work contains the underlying themes (in some these themes are more than just background) of social construct and ex [...]

    23. Hannah on said:

      I haven't actually read the actual book just the story "Run, Melos" but I read all the other works of Dazai so technically, whatever is inside this book my eyes have already feasted on.I'll have to read on the Greek tale of Damon and Pythias.The short story goes like this: Melos who thinks the greatest shame is to doubt other people's innate goodness meets with Dionysus, the ruler of Syracuse at that time. He was ordering executions out of mistrust. Melos decides to take matters into his own han [...]

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